April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Lynn Nottage’s “Ruined,” a brutal drama about the plight of Congolese women, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama today, while two books of African-American history were awarded prizes.
Annette Gordon-Reed’s “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” (Norton), a history of the family of Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s slave and the mother of several of his children, won the history prize, having already won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The award for general nonfiction went to “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II,” by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday). More
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Rutgers University, Newark, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed Receives 2009 Pulitizer Prize in History for The Hemingses Of Monticello: An American Family More